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The Best Galena Golf Courses for Summer

Hitting the links is such a relaxing pastime during vacation, and the Galena golf courses do not disappoint. From nine-hole shorter games to 18-hole challenges, there’s a course for every skill level. You’ll also experience some of the most scenic vistas, not only on these courses but on your drive out. Rolling hills of green, wooded glens and the distinct rock formations of the Driftless Region are astounding.

Of course, golfing is just one of the many things you can enjoy while staying with us in Galena. The town is filled to the brim with historic charm, with plenty to see and do. Spend a day browsing local boutiques and antique shops, take a historic trolley tour of the town, visit the top historical attractions, including the U.S. Grant Home and the Belvedere Mansion, or enjoy a wine tour in the countryside. Of course, don’t forget to leave yourself plenty of downtime to enjoy the amenities and hospitality at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast – there’s nothing else like it in town!

As a guest at our Galena Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be in the ideal location to explore the nearby golf courses. Wake refreshed and join us for a home-cooked three-course morning feast before you head out to hit the links. After your rousing game, we’ll await your return for our afternoon “happy hour” tray with treats and wine. Retreat to your elegant guest suite and sit back in the luxury of our high-end appointments and perfectly styled decor. We can’t wait to host you in Galena; book your next golf vacation at Jail Hill Inn today!

Man and woman enjoying at a day at the best Galena Golf Courses

The Best Galena Golf Courses

Golfing in Galena, Illinois, is a fantastic addition to a summer getaway. Galena is surrounded by stunning scenery, with rolling hills and lush landscapes atypical of the often flat Midwest. Galena boasts several top-tier golf courses designed to challenge and delight players of all skill levels, with many offering fantastic views of the countryside. Whether you’re an avid golfer or just looking for a casual afternoon on the greens, Galena golf courses offer great golfing from spring through fall.

Many of the top Galena golf courses are a short drive from our Bed and Breakfast, too, making golf an easy part of your getaway. Below, we’ve listed the top five golf courses in the area. 

  • Eagle Ridge Resort Galena Golf Courses: Eagle Ridge Resort offers four award-winning golfing experiences totaling 63 holes. The General, designed by Roger Packard and US Open winner Andy North, is one of the most popular Galena golf courses. If you have time, don’t miss the North, South, and East courses as well.
  • Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course: For an 18-hole course packed with various open fairways and tree-lined stretches, you’ll see why Woodbine is one of our favorite Galena golf courses. Check out the on-site restaurant for a fantastic lunch or dinner when you’re done, too!
  • Galena Golf Club: What used to be two distinct nine-hole courses has recently been remodeled into a rewarding 18-hole course. The designers wanted to create a short-game-focused field and a place to work on your long game.
  • Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course: This nine-hole Galena golf course was completed in 1972 and is perfect for a leisurely afternoon on the greens. The wind whips over the hills of Apple Canyon Lake, creating a challenging course that will test your golf game.
  • Lacoma Golf Course: About 15 minutes from our Inn, in the wooded hills of the Mississippi River Valley, you’ll find two 18-hole courses at Lacoma. Each course creates a different game style, challenging every skill level with an entertaining game.
Women unwinding on our exterior patio in the afternoon after a day golfing near our Galena Bed and Breakfast

Elegant Lodging at our Galena Bed and Breakfast

There’s no better place to relax after a round at the nearby Galena Golf Courses than at our Inn. Waiting for you when you’re done in the afternoon will be a sumptuous tray filled with local charcuterie and house-made appetizers, served alongside your personal selection of house wines (or other non-alcoholic beverages). This individualized happy hour can be enjoyed in the comfort of your guest room or, better yet, taken to one of our gorgeous outdoor patios. We offer a third-floor deck and lawn at the back of our Bed and Breakfast and a couple of different outdoor seating areas to the side and front of the Inn. 

When you’re ready to retire for the evening, the award-winning comfort of our guest rooms will be waiting for you. Each of our six spacious guest rooms features a king-size bed with luxury linens for the most restful night of sleep you’ll get away from home. Before you head to bed, though, take the time to soak in one of our generous soaking tubs or indulge in a relaxing steam shower (depending on your suite). Our bathrooms offer a private spa-like environment that will leave you feeling relaxed and ready to sink into a deep, restorative night of sleep. 

In the morning, wake up to the mouthwatering aromas from our downstairs kitchen. Head to the dining room, where you’ll be treated to a delicious and hearty three-course breakfast – served alongside fresh juice, coffee, and water. From the moment you check in to the moment you have to leave, you’ll find we’ve left no detail untended. We pride ourselves on exceptional hospitality and can’t wait to treat you to the best getaway you’ll ever have. To tee off at local Galena golf courses, book your stay at Jail Hill Inn today! 

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